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Have Never Had An Amin Password

By smaggrah ·
When I want to repair my Win XP OS, I'm asked for an administator password before I can continue. How can I find out what it is? I've never seen an administrator password anywhere on the CD. I bought the Win XP OS brand new and installed it myself.
Any help with this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Have you tried just leaving it blank ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Have Never Had An Amin Pa ...

If you are confident you have never allocated a password for the Administrator account, then just leave the password line blank and press [Enter] or click OK, whichever is appropriate.

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Just a small observation here

by OH Smeg In reply to Have Never Had An Amin Pa ...

In regards to your statement

I've never seen an administrator password anywhere on the CD. I bought the Win XP OS brand new and installed it myself.

When you originally performed the Install you where prompted to fill in a Password it happens every time that you install Windows XP or for that matter any other version of Windows. You may not have chosen to set a Admin Password but you where defiantly prompted to insert one other wise you could not have installed the OS.

If you are sure that you didn't allocate a Password just leave the space blank and press enter.

Col

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If it's

by Jacky Howe In reply to Just a small observation ...

XP Home Edition it doesn't ask for a password for the Administators account. It can only be accessed in Safe Mode any way.

In XP Pro if you don't enter a password I'm sure that you get a warning message.

Edit: add a bit

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Jacky maybe you do get a warning

by OH Smeg In reply to If it's

But I have not used a Admin Password on any of my Personal Desktops since I started using XP Pro and I'm yet to have a issue with the OS not installing. I have long since started ignoring the Install process for XP so I'm not 100% certain of exactly what is prompted but I do know with both the Standard Install and a M$ OPK Install for XP Pro you are always prompted for a Admin Password late in the install process.

Not sure about XP Home as I've never actually used it well Installed it at least. The sum total of my use of Home is on a Acer NB that I currently have in with a shot keyboard after the owner split Orange Juice on it. As they have yet to ring me back after I removed the faulty Keyboard and tested with a USB Keyboard I haven't done any more to it. Can't say that I likely what I saw though when I was using it to check the operation of the computer.

Col

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Yep

by Jacky Howe In reply to Jacky maybe you do get a ...

you get to create the admin password, before creating the first user account in XP Pro.

One of my pet peeves with XP Home is that the user is actually unaware, that the admin account even exists. It makes Tech Support a lot easier but it is also a security flaw, not having the admin account protected.

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No Admin Password

by smaggrah In reply to Yep

Jacky

Yes, that is exactly what my problem is. I didn't know there's an Admin Password for my Win XP Home.
Thanks for replying.

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You should be OK

by Jacky Howe In reply to No Admin Password

as it is most likely blank. As I mentioned earlier most people arn't aware that the account is there but it can only be accessed in Safe Mode. Good Luck.

Rob

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Admin Password

by smaggrah In reply to You should be OK

Thanks very much Jacky.)

Susanne

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Admin Password

by smaggrah In reply to Just a small observation ...

OH Smeg

Thanks for your reply. I'm sure you're right and I've just forgotten the passsword. When I need to repair my OS, I'll just try leaving it blank and press enter, as you've suggested. I don't need to right now, but will remember to do that. :)

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Well if you set a Password

by OH Smeg In reply to Admin Password

You need to enter it but this is a default type question with the expectation that a Password was set.

Actually a Password is always set though sometimes it may be nothing but Windows still sees that nothing as a Active Password.

Col

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